Last year when Pantone announced its Color of the Year—Tangerine Tango—I was a fan. I like cheerful, sunny colors, and this one hit the spot for me. I could see using it in different modes, from fabric to embroidery, to surface design techniques.
Thank you to all who participated in the "Text Me!" Reader Challenge. We received over 100 entries for this challenge and it was so hard to narrow down our choices. We are always amazed and impressed with the creativity we see in entries to...
Every day begins with a choice. Today I choose to be supported.
I'm a sucker for bag and purse patterns. If they feature appliqué hexagons or are made with a fun, contemporary fabric, so much the better.
Usually when we hear the word shibori, we think of dyeing. Shibori dyeing come from the Japanese term for several methods of resist dyeing using binding or tying, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping to create patterns.
Several years ago I was helping a friend clean out her neighbor's sewing room and we came across a beautiful piece of handwork. It was a hand-pieced patchwork block from a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt and it captured my heart immediately. Not only was it pretty and colorful, it also told an intriguing story.
Recently, I was looking through pictures of bird art I've made over the years. After the winter we've had, just seeing this bird building its nest on the flowering apple branch makes me happy! Spring has arrived (by the calendar, at least) with coming soon, and that means that even if it snows again, the wintry remains will soon melt away.
Calling all quilters and fiber artists! The deadline for submitting to Quilting Arts Gifts has been extended to Tuesday, April 2nd!
Congratulations to ChrisTolz, the winner of our spring-inspired fabric giveaway!
Who doesn't love a quick and clever patchwork project, especially if the combination of fabrics and design practically guarantee the project will brighten your day?
Are you thinking of turning your art into a business? Do you have an art
business but aren't sure how to spread the word? Do you want to use
social media to promote you art, but aren't sure how to go about it?
In the February/March 2013 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine , we introduced our latest reader challenge, "Text Me!", encouraging you to make a quilt about how text inspires you. There is still time to submit your creation--the deadline is Friday...
Where I live in New England, it gets dark at about 4:30 p.m. in the depths of winter. So when Daylight Savings Time kicks in and the snow banks start to melt, I'm itching to get outside and do some fabric painting and dyeing.
In honor of spring, we're having another fabric giveaway! And while this "Shades of Black" fabric collection from Moda may not scream "spring," it is filled with fun floral patterns that are guaranteed to bring new life to your quilts.
Finishing a large quilting project is always satisfying. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. But I have to admit: finishing small quilting projects is almost as gratifying, and I can get that feeling of accomplishment so much faster!